Grohe mixers cut water usage by 30pc
Dubai, August 4, 2010
The Abou Hamed Al Gazali Mosque in Dubai is seeing a 30 per cent decrease in water consumption after the installation of mixers from Germany-based Grohe, a report said.
Grohe, along with Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) and Sesam Business Consultants, a leading organiser of sustainability conferences in the UAE, started the Green Mosque project last year.
The mosque’s average consumption per month was at 45,509 gallons. After the installation of 20 Grohe Contropress mixers the average consumption decreased to 30,205 gallons.
The Contropress mixer can be adjusted to a flow time of 7.15 and 30 seconds which guarantees no water is wasted in the mosque washing rooms, a statement said.
The water flow stops without the user needing to turn off the mixer.
According to recent press reports, the UAE consumes more than 500 litres of water per person, per day in comparison to France consuming 250 litres per person, per day. It is estimated in that flushing of toilets may be using as much as 5 per cent of available fresh water in the UAE. – TradeArabia News Service